Clutter begone! The Brigham’s summer Tag and Snag program, which ran June 28–July 16, offered a convenient way for departments and units to identify broken or unwanted equipment, furniture and supplies on the main campus for removal or recycling.

Improperly stored items in care areas, labs, corridors and other public areas are not only unsightly, but they also impede operational efficiency and present safety hazards and compliance risks.

Thanks to its successful summer launch, Tag and Snag will remain an ongoing program on the main campus, with support from Environmental Services. Departments and units can continue to submit Tag and Snag requests using the Brigham @ Its Best tool.

Tag and Snag’s summer program played a pivotal role in readying the hospital for its upcoming Joint Commission accreditation survey. Now, it will be part of a larger initiative known as Tower Refresh, which is designed to declutter areas and optimize workflows in the Braunwald Tower and across the main campus, and will be one of several programs the Brigham is pursuing to improve inventory management.

Here are a few fun facts about this summer’s Tag and Snag program: